"Infant baptism cannot be argued from the bible" says methodist blogger

My earlier gauntlet on Infant baptism has led to the following frank admission: “I have to be honest that the practice of infant baptism is cannot be well-argued from the New Testament. The best that can be done is to claim that it might be implicit in the practice of household baptism, though that is far from certain. But we do know that it is a very ancient practice in the church, as the situation changed from a church of adult converts to include the children of Christian parents. It is mentioned in the writings of Tertullian, Hippolytus and Origen so we know that it was widely practised by the year 200 or so. Furthermore, the Reformers affirmed that the baptism of infants was a gift from God. “

As much as I love the men of God cited, if its not in the bible its not for me.

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About Adrian Warnock

Adrian Warnock is a medical doctor, and a writer. Since 1995 he has been a member of Jubilee Church London which has sites in Enfield, Wood Green and Ilford. Adrian serves as part of Jubilee's leadership team alongside Tope Koleoso. Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus. Adrian is also the author of Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes Everything, published by Crossway. Read more about Adrian Warnock or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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